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Coronavirus and Your Library

The Zion-Benton Public Library will close temporarily, starting Saturday, March 14. This decision follows our ongoing conversations with local officials and the announcement that all local public schools closed through April 7.

We hope to reopen on April 8. We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as more information becomes available.

Closing the library is an extraordinarily difficult decision that we have made only because of these extraordinary circumstances. The health and safety of our patrons and staff is our first priority. Early actions to increase social distancing are the best way to contain the spread of COVID-19, according to the CDC. We feel that closing the library is the best way to protect the health of our community at this time. While we are closed, we will carry out extra cleaning and disinfecting of the building.

Returning Materials

Please bring back materials when the Library re-opens. We are a FINE FREE library, so don’t worry about due dates and overdue fines. All due dates have been extended. Please DO NOT leave Library material outside of the building.

Programs and Meetings Canceled

As a preventative measure, all Library programs are canceled thru April 7th. Additionally, all meeting room and study room reservations made by outside groups are canceled. Current info will be reflected here and on our program calendar.

eBooks and other Digital Materials

You can also continue to use the library without visiting by downloading eBooks; listening to downloadable and streaming audiobooks; and magazines; taking online language classes; receive tutoring; and much more. Browse our website for information about checking out materials https://zblibrary.info/downloadables/ and https://zblibrary.info/research/.

These are just some of the services you can avail of using your library card! And if you don’t have one, you can get a temporary one here.


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We will continue to make announcements on this page as needed.

Thank you for your understanding and remember, wash your hands.

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